Nintendo Switch cloud saves disappear 6 months after subscription ends [Updated]
Friday September 14, 2018. 05:34 PM , from Ars Technica
Enlarge / Better keep paying for your Switch Online subscription if you want that cloud-based save data to remain accessible. (credit: Nintendo)
[Update Sept. 25: Nintendo has now confirmed to IGN that it will retain players' cloud saves for six months after they cancel their subscription. 'Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups,' the statement reads, in part.
This seems to be a reversal of Nintendo's previous plans, especially since a Nintendo UK FAQ still says, 'Save data stored with Save Data Cloud cannot be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership.' The new policy puts Nintendo in line with Sony, which also retains cloud saves for six months after a PlayStation Plus subscription lapses.]
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